You can see the effects of condo development of the past 6 or 7 years.
This photo shows the south end of Tamarindo beach, San Francisco point, and arond the point in the background is Langosta Beach. Two high rise condos in Playa Langosta are visible, and I will show more photos of one of them in the days ahead.
The large white building in the middle of town is the new Pacific Park condo, which advertises that it has brought "New York Style" to a Costa Rica beach. I will show more of it the day after tomorrow. Tomorrow, I will show a photo to contrast with this scene.
The introduction of international flights direct from the USA and Canada to the airport in Liberia, one hour away, about 10 years ago caused the rapid development of condos and vacation homes in the area, marketed for foreigners.
20% of the international travelers to Costa Rica now fly to Liberia rather than the capital of San Jose. That should increase in the future as a new airport terminal in Liberia will be built beginning in a couple of months.
Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo website. This week we are showing photos of Peru, particularly Machu Picchu.